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Blue Planet Live: Secrets that lurk in the deep

As the BBC’s Blue Planet Live continues, the Realplasticfree.com team provides a summary about the secrets that lurk in the deep blue, and how human impact is changing the health of our oceans. We also highlight some of the novel technologies that have been featured and are helping our precious marine life.

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Published: March 29, 2019
Author: Jen Marsden
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Discover the marine stars of Blue Planet Live

Two years since Blue Planet II, never has there been more attention focused on our marine wildlife. There has never been so much research into our oceans as is taking place right now. Now, a few fishy tales are being shared as the Realplasticfree.com team keenly watched to discover the marine stars of Blue Planet Live on Episode 1!

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Published: March 28, 2019
Author: Jen Marsden
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Blue Planet Live on the Health of our Oceans

After the success of Sir David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II, which explored life underwater in our vast oceans, the BBC is dedicating this week to Blue Planet Live, a short series of four episodes that further celebrate marine life and explore the health of our oceans.

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Published: March 28, 2019
Author: Jen Marsden
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All about grains

Grains are an excellent source of energy, a good source of fibre and provide the starch that should make up at least a third of our diets. Most people don’t eat enough starch. Wholegrains, as near to their original form as possible, slow down the digestion of starches. They help to prevent spikes in blood sugar levels.

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Published: March 5, 2019
Author: Ruth Mildred
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More great plastic-free products now available to buy!

We added a whole host of everyday essentials to Realplasticfree.com from toothbrushes through to toilet paper, making your plastic-free shopping that little bit easier. Any plastic free products you’d like us to stock that we don’t already have? Please do not hesitate to let us know by email at webshop@realplasticfree.com and we’ll do our very best to source what you need.

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Published: March 1, 2019
Author: Pip Phillips
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Growing plastic-free with a herb garden

Three little steps

Plastic Free Herb Garden

When it comes to going plastic-free, I couldn’t let the children have all the fun. I put on my plastic free thinking cap and came up with a perfect plan for reducing plastic and making my life more fun. Because the children helped us create the perfect mini veggie plot, it’s my turn to get planting. I’m an enthusiastic home-cook and also a busy mother. I love to create healthy meals for the family. Preferably ones I can make without slaving away for hours in the kitchen. Herbs play a big part in this. From ribbons of basil in our no-cook, raw tomato sauce or sage on top of simply ravioli – herbs add all the flavour. Without adding any nasties. What better way to go than to have our own plastic free herb garden?

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Published: January 6, 2019
Author: Sian
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